W. Dale Connally, Ph.D.
Assistant Department Chair
Director of Recreation & Leisure Services Program
College of Health & Human Sciences, HHPR
One Bear Place #97313
Waco, Texas 76798-7313
Office: Rena Marrs McLean Gymnasium 110.05
Ph.D. Recreation Resource Management, The University of New Mexico, December 1995
M.S. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Baylor University, August 1984
B.S. Recreation, Baylor University, May 1983
Connally, D. (2001). Games with a Purpose 2, Nashville, TN: Lifeway Christian Resources.
Connally, D. (in press). "Professional Development for Recreation and Sports Ministers" in Recreation and Sports Ministry: Impacting Postmodern Culture. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman.
Connally, D. (in press). "Evaluating Existing Programs to Make the Future Better" in Operating Manual for Church Recreation Centers. Nashville, TN: Lifeway Christian Resources.
McMahan, K. & Connally, D. (1998). Adventure recreation: ItÆs more than meets the eye. Texas Recreation & Park Society Magazine, Summer 1998, 10.
Connally, D. & Rhodes, S. (1996). Developing an evaluation plan for your camp program. Journal of Christian Camping, 28, (1), 18-21.
Connally, D. & Rhodes, S. (1996). Survey says: Commonly asked questions about questionnaires. Journal of Christian Camping, 28, (1), 22.
Practitioner Newsletter Articles
Connally, D. (2001). "Research Trends in Day Camping", Recreation and Sports Ministry Newsletter.
Connally, D. (2002). "Bowhunting as a Tool for Ministry: A Look at the Ripley Study", Recreation and Sports Ministry Newsletter.
Connally, D. (2002). "Storytelling as a Debriefing Technique", Christian Adventure Education Institute Newsletter.
Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
Recreation and Leisure Services Management; Recreation Ministry
Professionalism in Recreation Ministry
Introduction to Leisure Services
Program Planning in Leisure Services
Leadership and Facilitation of Leisure Services
Professional Issues and Practices in Leisure Services
Principles of Church Recreation
Field Lab in Leisure Services
Leisure Service Management
Leisure and Lifestyle Well-Being
Outdoor Recreation and Archery
Backpacking and Camping
Undergraduate Internship Coordinator for Recreation and Leisure Services Division(approximately 10 students per year)